Reporting Boundary: Heage, Chester-leStreet, Rainton Bridge, Glasgow, Manchester, Theale office operations
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
natural gas, fleet, business travel, waste and
Reporting Period: 01 Sep 2019 – 31 Aug 2020
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Bowmer & Kirkland, a group of 29 companies offering a wide range of specialisms from construction related services to homeland security products, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Bowmer & Kirkland’s 13th year of business carbon footprint reporting for its headquarters and UK regional offices and 12th of Planet Mark certification. This year’s footprint includes emissions from natural gas, purchased electricity, fuel used by the fleet, waste, business travel, and printing paper.
Bowmer & Kirkland’s total carbon footprint for the year ending August 2019 was 1,009.3 tCO2e, a decrease of 5.7% from the year ending 2018. The relative carbon footprint was 2.91 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 8.4% compared to the year ending 2018.
Bowmer and Kirkland has saved the same amount of carbon as preventing 31,000 litres of petrol from being burned this year.
“Bowmer and Kirkland embody the ethos of Planet Mark – a vision of sustainability driven by continuous environmental improvement. This year marks yet another period of fantastic progress. The company is progressing towards a net zero goal and proving itself to be a leader in the space. It is a pleasure to work alongside their passionate team to create positive change and come together for a sustainable future.”
“Bowmer + Kirkland recognise the threat of climate change to the international community caused by carbon emissions and are therefore committed to reducing carbon emissions from our operations. This commitment has been longstanding, with B+K collecting data and reporting annually on its’ business carbon footprint since 2006. Throughout this period the carbon footprint data has been independently analysed, audited and certified in partnership with Planet Mark. ”
Graham Lee, Sustainability and Technical Manager for Bowmer + Kirkland added, “with an annual target of 5% reductions to our carbon footprint, potential initiatives are considered each year to help drive our commitment to reducing our carbon emissions. Our performance over the past 13 years has been consistent and overall met and continues to meet our annual target, with a total reduction of 60% to our business carbon footprint since 2006. We believe that it is time for B+K to be more ambitious with our carbon reduction targets and the initiatives we adopted. Currently we are reviewing our overall approach with a view as to how we can effectively drive our company towards the ultimate objective of net zero carbon in our business, site operations and the projects that we deliver.”
Bowmer + Kirkland believes in the sustainable use of resources, minimising environmental pollution, recycling and reducing waste. As well as committing to continuous reduction in its carbon footprint, Bowmer + Kirkland has committed to engaging its stakeholders and supply chain to help them improve their sustainable credentials. The company has also protected an acre of endangered rainforest with Planet Mark through Cool Earth.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Bowmer + Kirkland aim to reduce emissions year-on-year.